In its first phase the Covid-19 mission led by Hugues Berry and Philippe Gesnouin, accompanied the launch of projects in response to identified requests from first line players involved in the health crisis (clinicians, hospital staff, epidemiologists, public authorities and patient associations). The mission focused on providing operational solutions within a short timeframe. Proposals were examined on the fly, more than thirty projects have been started between March and early May.
These projects demonstrate the unprecedented commitment of all Inria members from researchers to engineers and members of the support services.
The contagiousness of Covid-19 infection increased the number of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome and the need for resuscitation beds. In order to better anticipate the need for resuscitation bed openings, it appeared crucial to monitor the evolution of the number of resuscitation beds available in hospitals.
The ParlonsMaths project was born out of an initiative by Animath volunteers to offer original presentations, around mathematics, during the confinement period, to students from 6th to 12th grade, particularly during the spring break which lasts throughout the month of April.
A web platform for maintaining the link with families for patients in intensive care, often unconscious, PréLifa has been operational since the beginning of the crisis at Lariboisière Hospital. Created in partnership with the Hippocad company, PréLifa’s use is now being extended to all AP-HP hospitals.
The Covid@Keydiag project was born out of the circumstances of the epidemic but takes its roots several years earlier from the meeting between Dr Jean-Noël Ravey, head of the osteo-articular imaging department at Grenoble University Hospital, and Lionel Reveret, expert at Inria in anatomical motion modeling.
What if the combined analysis of our health data allowed health workers to predict and refine the severity of the virus attack? A scientific feat made possible by artificial intelligence thanks to the collaboration between the Gustave Roussy Institute, the Kremlin-Bicêtre Hospital - APHP, the Owkin startup and Inria.
In the current pandemic environment, the AP-HP needs to continuously monitor the flow of Covid-19 patients. The partnership with Inria has led to the development of a tailor-made tool to visualize and monitor data from more than 100,000 patients.
Covid on the Web
We adapt and combine several tools to facilitate access to Covid information and data. he ACTA platform is a tool designed to facilitate the work of clinicians in the analysis of clinical trials.
The Linkage.fr platform allows the analysis and synthesis of scientific literature on a given subject, "Covid-19" for example. Linkage allows medical doctors and researchers to follow publications on a given subject while analyzing the research topics addressed.
Face au Covid
Face Au Virus est une initiative scientifique ouverte ayant pour objectifs de contribuer à l’information générale sur l’épidémie ainsi qu’à la définition et au suivi des politiques publiques de gestion de crise.
With the development of the Covid-19 pandemic and the droplet mode of contamination, the need for individual protection was quickly expressed through the media. It became essential to provide visors for eye protection, which provided a gateway for the virus to enter.